This two-minute rocker is a nod to the New York new wave movement. "It's supposed to be my homage to that scene," Weller told The Sun. "I wrote it when I was on tour in America and the version you hear is the first one we did."
"I loved the Ramones and early Blondie," he continued. "I liked some of the New York Dolls' stuff. The Ramones were a big influence on The Jam because I liked those two minute or sometimes quicker songs... great melodies, great pop songs."
The riff-driven track is illuminated by slide guitar from John McClorey of The Strypes.
The chorus of "Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir" in "Lady Marmalade" is French for "Do you want to sleep with me tonight?" When Labelle performed it on television, they had to change it to "Voulez-vous danser avec moi ce soir" (Do you want to dance with me tonight?).